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Analysis of Catechins in Tea

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Published By: Lucidity Systems

Year of Publication: 2022


Abstract: Catechins and epicatechins are polyphenolic phytochemicals that are found in high concentrations in foods such as grapes, apricots, red wine, and cocoa. Studies have found that increased catechin intake in humans has an overall positive effect on health and may help prevent and treat some chronic diseases. One of the most commonly consumed beverages around the world that is high in catechin content is green tea. Catechin content will vary depending on tea species, preparation, and other factors during its cultivation but can constitute as much as 25% dry mass of tea leaves.

Acknowledgement(s): The analyses featured in the article were performed using Restek’s Raptor ARC-18 LC column.


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